The Curse of Glyphosate (Roundup)
There’s another compelling reason why you should limit your intake of carbohydrates. It has to do with pesticides. Farmers have been trained to spray many unripe grains, corn and beans with glyphosate, commercially known as Roundup, to ripen them faster, desiccate the unripe kernels and dry them out for more efficient harvesting.
This saves the farmer time and results in an earlier and synchronized harvest. In exchange, you get pesticides in your foods and the farmer's health may be negatively impacted. Glyphosate has been associated with serious bowel, kidney and other health issues, and has been classified as a ‘probable carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization.
Glyphosate and preparations that contain it are some of the most widely used pesticides in agriculture. Monsanto, the manufacturer of this poison, lied in its marketing for decades, claiming that glyphosate is inactivated when it hits the soil. I know this because I sprayed Roundup on a job I had during a really dark time in my life a long time ago. I, like many others, suffered ill health.
You may have heard about some of the lawsuits that have been won against Monsanto. Actually, Monsanto is now the defendant in more than 3,000 court cases. This may be one reason why they recently sold themselves to Bayer. It will be interesting to see what happens to these cases.
I recently watched an incredible documentary called Into The Weeds, about former pesticide sprayer Dewayne Lee Johnson and his case against Monsanto. I recommend it highly. In Canada, you can watch it on CBC Gem. If you are outside of Canada, you can watch it on iTunes. You can view the trailer here.